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Poster: Seto-Kaiba_Is_Stupid Date: Jun 15, 2009 3:44am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Can I Upload Classic Movie Trailers?

I have a fair number of classic Hollywood movie trailers. Wikipedia says that Pre-1963 United States cinema trailers are not eligable for copyright. I have some really cool trailers I'd love to upload.

So, is this true? Can I Upload them?

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Poster: billbarstad Date: Jun 15, 2009 6:14am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Can I Upload Classic Movie Trailers?

http://www.archive.org/details/sabucat_trailers

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Jun 15, 2009 4:15am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Can I Upload Classic Movie Trailers?

Yes this is true. All trailers qualify as seperate films to the feature.

For pre-1964 if they weren't registered and renewed or didn't contain notices they are PD. It is very rare for trailers to contain notices or be registered and renewed.

Also, all trailers release before 1978 without a notice or from 1978 to 1 March 1989 without notice and registration within 5 years are PD, regardless of the copyright status of the original feature film.

This post was modified by Video-Cellar on 2009-06-15 11:15:23

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Jun 15, 2009 10:47pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Can I Upload Classic Movie Trailers?

What are you waiting for? Bring 'em on!